Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


qiviut. You wanted Bella to play with qiviut.

I'm off to look at my summer calendar to see when I get to come see Bella -- I mean YOU again!!!


By Blogger Amie, at 10:22 AM  

Oh yes, I second Amie's comment. Quiviut would be lovely on that magical wheel of yours. I can't wait to see what you spin up with Bella.

I tried to comment yesterday but I think you gave a perfect account of the weekend. You captured the essence of the weekend perfectly.

By Blogger erica, at 5:58 PM  

Some employees get maternity leave when they have a new arrival. I think you need at least a week off to become aquainted with Bella!

By Anonymous Isobel, at 6:43 AM  

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006  

Thank you all for your kind words about my ocean of words. I won’t be able to post any photos till late Friday or even next week. My computer can’t handle them, I won’t be back at work till late in the week and the PA machines there will all be down till late in the day due to a shared T1 line that has been subsumed in school-wide testing.

I’m still getting to know that new wheel. I am sure she is a girl and I am thinking of naming her Bella - short for an operatic pun on Verde, from the aria Rigoletto, when the duke sings "Bella figlia dell’amore" - Beautiful daughter of love. She certainly is a bella wheel-ia.

Yeah - I am defective like that. I adore puns.

Today is my last day off this week and yet another thing is going to gobble up the central portion of the day. Monday it was husband TLC and grocery shopping. Tuesday it was clean a suddenly filthy house in preparation for 15 girlfriends coming for dinner (what was I thinking?), and now today there’s this luncheon honoring BD’s volunteer efforts with the Salvation Army.

I think I need to take tomorrow off too.

Bella is full of sample scrap yarns that I’ve experimented with. I’ve taken her up to the 24/1 ratio, just to see - you know. She was so fast the thread broke - for I never could get the tension right. Nothing on the bobbin is anything I really want but I think I’ll spin up something smooth and plain colored and ply it with all the junk filling the other bobbin. I have yet to ply on her. But after that I plan to spin up some angora I found in my stash. I’ve always heard that angora can felt in storage and this stuff does feel less fluffy and cloud like than I remember. Can’t waste good angora, now, can I?

There was one other fiber I had decided I wanted to spin up right away but I forget what it was. Something that came to me just as Hypnos was departing this morning. I’m sure it will come back to me. My little Virgo imp soul is already prompting me to set goals and make lists about using up ___% of my fiber stash by next year. And who knows - spinning is such a grand summertime fiber activity. I might actually do it with this speed demon wheel.

Time to go play.

posted by Bess | 6:45 AM